Deeds & Probate Registry
Welcome to the Deeds & Probate Registry homepage. The Deeds & Probate Registries are in the same office as the Land Registry which in itself is part of the Registries Section of the General Registry. The Deeds & Probate Registries are situated in the Registries Building on Deemsters Walk, just off Bucks Road, next to the Courts of Justice in Douglas, and are open to the public Monday to Thursday; 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and Friday; 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. To assist you in locating the correct building, the picture below shows the public entrance to the Deeds & Probate Registry.
The Registries Section holds at its public counter a copy of the Woods Atlas which was compiled in the 19th century and contains maps and indicies of land and land owners at that time. The original Woods Atlas is looked after by Manx National Heritage and is available at the Manx Museum.
The Public Footpaths and Rights of Way Definitive Map and the Public Rights of Way Definitive Statement are also available for customers to view at our public counter. If further information is required, the Department of Infrastructure holds detailed accounts of each public footpath and right of way. Under the Highways Act 1986, the Department of Infrastructure is responsible for the upkeep of these records.
Unfortunately, due to the legal nature of the work and in line with General Registry policy, staff are prohibited from undertaking searches on behalf of customers; neither are they permitted to check the content or style of a deed presented for registration or give an opinion on the content of any document currently held in the Deeds or Probate Registries.
If you are in any way uncertain as to the legality of a deed, we would respectfully suggest that you seek advice from a suitably qualified individual. Details of advocates can be obtained from the Isle of Man Law Society.
Contact details for the Deeds and Probate Registries are as follows:-
Tel: 01624 685250
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